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Free COVID-19 testing Saturday in Gustine

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Firefighters responding to a report of a fire on a Villa Manucha Road dairy Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 8, arrived to find several silage piles and a haystack on fire, officials reported. Crews working with the property owner were able to extinguish the fire. The loss was estimated at $3,000. T…

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NEWMAN - Police said a one person was injured Monday night, Sept. 14, when multiple shots were fired at a vehicle in the alley behind the Auto Zone store.

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NEWMAN - A number of health and safety protocols have been implemented on Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District campuses, where teachers are conducting distance learning activities from their classrooms and classified staff members are going about various duties.

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NEWMAN - In previous years, the community has seen the coronation of a new Miss Newman by the outgoing Miss Newman along with her court, long a tradition which was one cornerstone of the annual Fall Festival.

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SCU Lightning Complex

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New guidance issued by the state last week has given school districts the ability to bring students with more acute needs back to the classroom in small groups without going through a waiver process.

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NEWMAN - The proposed annexation of about 120 acres representing the first phase of the city’s Northwest Newman master plan area was rejected by voters living in the affected area.

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Newman, Gustine each eclipse 200 cases

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Election officials in Merced and Stanislaus counties are joining those across the state implementing changes for the Nov. 3 presidential election that will eliminate traditional polling places in accordance with state legislation due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

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The annual almond harvest is going full throttle, with the well-choreographed routine of shaking, sweeping and collecting the nuts playing out in orchards across the West Side.

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The Canyon Zone Fire which marched relentlessly through the ranges overlooking the West Side left in its wake a desolate landscape of charred terrain and, in some cases, the blackened remains of cabins, outbuildings and fences.

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Weekend fire in Newman

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A big rig fire on Interstate 5 south of Stuhr Road Monday afternoon halted traffic and sparked a vegetation fire.

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The Bureau of Reclamation and San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority are seeking public input on the B.F. Sisk Dam raise and Reservoir expansion project’s draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report. This joint proposed project would create an addition…

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A sizzling summer heat wave pushed temperatures well into triple digits over the weekend and continued into this week with little relief on the horizon.

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A wildfire which started Sunday in Del Puerto Canyon west of Patterson continued to burn Tuesday, consuming thousands of acres as firefighters battled both the rugged terrain and searing heat in an effort to bring the blaze under control.

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Body found in rail car

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Fiona, the new Gustine Police Department K-9, is now on the streets with handler Kevin Roseen. Roseen, right, presented a demonstration to the City Council at its Aug. 4 meeting. At left is Lt. Sam Joseph. 

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A fire hydrant in the 200 block of Laurel Avenue in Gustine was sheared off by a hit-and-run motorist shortly before 3 p.m. Monday afternoon, Gustine police reported. Above, workers attempt to shut off the flow of water gushing from the broken hydrant. Police described the vehicle believed t…

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NEWMAN - With the pandemic shutting down West Side Theatre, leaders of the non-profit performing arts group are turning to the public to help raise funds for ongoing expenses until shows can return.

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NEWMAN - The fate of a proposed 121-acre annexation of land earmarked primarily for commercial and business park uses rests in the hands of registered voters within the affected area.